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The Chief Marshal 

The Class Marshals 

Candidates for The Masters Degree 

Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree 

Instructors of The College 

Assistant Professors of The College 

Associate Professors of The College 

Professors of The College 

Professors Emeriti 

The Graduate Faculty 

The Presidential Party 



The Significance of The Academic Mace 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State Col- 
lege Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and 
magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Mid- 
dle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed 
most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood 
by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. 
Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. 

The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") 



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PRELUDE: "Tuccato in d Minor" Gordon Nevin 

James Thompson, Organist 

♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn 

James Thompson, Jr. 

♦♦INVOCATION The Reverend Charles W. Pitts 

Pastor, St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. Church 

Savannah, Georgia 

SELECTION: "You Better Mind" Jester Hairston 

The Savannah State College Concert Choir 

Willie E. Jackson, Director 

Randy Duncan, Accompanist 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn 

President, Savannah State College 

SELECTION: "Come Unto Jesus" Robert J. Fryson 

The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir 

Gerron D. Miller, Director 

Jerome S. Glover, Pianist 

Spencer E. White, III, Organist 

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G. Rayburn 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Clarence Thomas 

Chairman, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

Washington, DC. 

♦♦SELECTION: "The Hallelujah Chorus" (from The Messiah) George Frederick Handel 

The Savannah State College Concert Choir 
The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir 

PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes 

Vice President for Academic Affairs 

CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by Alvin Collins, Registrar 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 

School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ja A. Jahannes 

School of Sciences and Technology Dean Margaret C. Robinson 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn 

Assisted by the Academic Deans and the Registrar 

ALUMNI INDUCTION Jimmie Lee Ja~ckson 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.OT.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander Edward Clark, Jr. 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.OT.C. 

PRESENTATION OF A.R.OT.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain Arnet J. Whorley 

Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.OT.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE: 

N.R.OT.C Commander Edward Clark, Jr. 

A.R.OT.C Captain Arnet J. Whorley 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS 

"Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams 

Savannah State College Minister 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

THE SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel A. Williams 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 

♦♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

James Thompson, Jr. 

♦The audience is requested to remain seated 
♦♦The audience is requested to stand 
♦♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited 



Maatzt Segreea (Eonferrefc 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

lArbelaez, Bernardo Estrada Pontificia Bolivariana University 

Bass, Richard Allen, Lieutenant USN Perdue University 

Benson, Nora Lynn University of Georgia 

Heslin, J. Alexander George Washington University 

Howard, Lonnie Taylor Clemson University 

Kwak, Anthony S Kon Kuk University 

Menon, Sashi K Southern Technical Institute 

Saumweber, Marliss Ann Medical College of Georgia 

Tilson, Gertrude Robinson Savannah State College 

Woolen, James Roy Georgia State University 






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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Accounting 

Abdul-Salaam, Hasan Savannah, Georgia 

**!Bryant, Joanne P. Savannah, Georgia 

**English, Darlene Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Farley, Cathy Denene Savannah, Georgia 

*Gallagher, Kathleen Marie Savannah, Georgia 

*Holland, Dorothy A Savannah, Georgia 

Johnson, Bonita Elizabeth Atlanta, Georgia 

Johnson, Mary Norwood Savannah, Georgia 

**Kiene, Lester T. Savannah, Georgia 

Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia 

**Newell, Ernest Andrew : Savannah, Georgia 

**Osborne, Vonciel Toconia Augusta, Georgia 

*Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia 

*Shambayati, Debra Harbeson Statesboro, Georgia 

Simmons, Joe N Savannah, Georgia 

*Sanders, James Earl Savannah, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



General Business Administration 

!Bouie, Linda Carol Fitzgerald, Georgia 

Ford, Annette Renee' Charleston, South Carolina 

*Lane, Elgin J Brunswick, Georgia 

McClain, Rhodesia Denise Savannah, Georgia 

Mason, Patricia Ann Savannah, Georgia 

Newton, Josie P. Savannah, Georgia 

Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia 

Paulk, Dorothy Michelle Baxley, Georgia 

Roberts, Rose Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Schaaf, Karen Savannah, Georgia 

!Thomas, Ira Kurt Cordell, Georgia 

Williams, Elvis Tampa, Florida 



Management 

IBaugh, Glenda Nanette Savannah, Georgia 

Johnson, Mary Ann Plainfield, New Jersey 

Kent, George G., Jr. Savannah, Georgia 

!Mann, James Craig Vidalia, Georgia 

Moore, Joseph P. Savannah, Georgia 

*Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia 

JSmith, Jerry Arthur Savannah, Georgia 

Stephens, Kimberly Carol Gainesville, Georgia 

Toney, Yolanda Edricka Columbus, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



Marketing 

Brown, Rosalind Savannah, Georgia 

Buff, Donna Harvey Savannah, Georgia 

Dixon, Janet Diane Savannah, Georgia 

McLendon, Charlene Dublin, Georgia 



Finance & Banking 

Garvin, Angela Marie Decatur, Georgia 

Jenkins, Freeman, Jr. Savannah, Georgia 

Sheppard, Josey M., Jr. Savannah, Georgia 

*Smirnoff, John Michael Savannah, Georgia 

*Walker, Roger Craig Orlando, Florida 

Williams, Phyllis Denise Savannah, Georgia 

Williams, Zanita Cyette Savannah, Georgia 



Information Systems 

Hutto, John Emerson, Jr. Savannah, Georgia 

**Idleman, Scott G Savannah, Georgia 

King, Winifred M Macon, Georgia 

*Middleton, Pamela Johnson Savannah, Georgia 

Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia 

Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia 

Reid, Kim Gloria Brooklyn, New York 

ISimpson, Gwenyn Reynell Savannah, Georgia 

**Thompson, Marion Rachel Brown Durham, North Carolina 



Office Administration 

Edwards, Doris Morven, Georgia 

Gary, Melesa Lee Elberton, Georgia 

Holmes, Cathy B Griffin, Georgia 

Kitchen, Beverly Ann Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 

Robinson, Dorothy Ann Brunswick, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



DOUBLE MAJORS 

Accounting and Information Systems 

Muller, Anita Patton Savannah, Georgia 

Accounting and Management 

*Porzio, Nicholas Louis Savannah, Georgia 

General Business Administration and Information Systems 

Osgood, Yolanda Midville, Georgia 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Criminal Justice 

Brookins, Gwynette LaEtta Hazlehurst, Georgia 

Brown, Anderson Savannah, Georgia 

Brown, Sheila Rebecca Savannah, Georgia 

Coleman, Thia Anne Beaufort, South Carolina 

Dawson, Frederick VaRon Kingsland, Georgia 

*Grant, Lillian Diane Savannah, Georgia 

Holt, Alphonso Atlanta, Georgia 

**Jackson, Susan Elaine Savannah, Georgia 

Lawson, Sharon Yvonne Macon, Georgia 

Luckey, Valerie Celeste Hinesville, Georgia 

Oliver, Cynthia L Savannah, Georgia 

Ross, Beverly L Pineville, South Carolina 

Simmons, Brenda Lee Ridgeland, South Carolina 

Williams, Louise Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia 

History 

**Washington, Debra Jean Dublin, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



Mass Communication 

Bryant, Petruska Savannah, Georgia 

Ferguson, Stanley Lewis Atlanta, Georgia 

Ferrebee, Terry L Savannah, Georgia 

Mumford, Jacqueline Marie Savannah, Georgia 

Woodard, Briggett K Savannah, Georgia 



Music 

Albright, Lula Mabette Allen Savannah, Georgia 

Political Science 

Miller, Edward Gunnar, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

*Murphy, Yorquetta Johnnene Hollis, New York 

! Parks, Clarence A Augusta, Georgia 

Sociology 

Bostic, Ernestine Clarissa Lakeland, Florida 

Henderson, Linda Savannah, Georgia 

Myers, Yolette Jennifer Dublin, Georgia 

Ward, Ra'ni Messina Dawson, Georgia 

Social Work 

Brantley, Debra Ann Ailey, Georgia 

Green, DeWeece LouWanna St. Simons Island, Georgia 

Hall, Sonja Renee Hazlehurst, Georgia 

Hill, Barbara Louise Savannah, Georgia 

Johnson, Denise Julia New York, New York 

Lee, Jahndra Latrelle Forrest Cordele, Georgia 

Robinson, Kay Dublin, Georgia 

Smith, Byron Leonardo Savannah, Georgia 

*Thompson, Carolyn W Savannah, Georgia 

*Tindor, Mary Deborah Savannah, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY 

Biology 

Antwi-Adjei, Kofi Kumasi, Ghana 

Carter, Nikita V. Hazlehurst, Georgia 

Dunbar, Janet Sardis, Georgia 

Erwin, Monica Faye Savannah, Georgia 

Gilliard, Michael Anthoney Savannah, Georgia 

*Jackson, Julia Lucia Savannah, Georgia 

King, Sharon Grace Savannah, Georgia 

Richards, David Forest, III Burlington, North Carolina 

Williams, Sonia Renee' Savannah, Georgia 

Williams, Alimami Kary Savannah, Georgia 



Marine Biology 

**Gowens, Wallace Guy Savannah, Georgia 

Richardson, Jacob R., II Beaufort, South Carolina 



Chemistry 

*Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana 

Brown, Linda Middleton Savannah, Georgia 

Kendrick, Joyce Allen Augusta, Georgia 

Mikell, Valerie Rose Savannah, Georgia 



Mathematics 

Alghamedi, Saaied Marshall Saudi Arabia 

Anderson, Ernest McKinley, Jr. Pelham, Georgia 

Crawford, Michael B Atlanta, Georgia 

Humphries, Terri Elaine Albany, Georgia 

! Jackson, Bernard L., Lieutenant, USN Macon, Georgia 

*Jefferson, Eric Bernard Atlanta, Georgia 

* Jones, Chauncey Quentell Savannah, Georgia 

Kendricks, Bridgette M Savannah, Georgia 

Moton, David Edward . Augusta, Georgia 

*Pope, Michael Greensboro, Georgia 

Powell, Johnny C, Jr. . Savannah, Georgia 

Settlemyer, Sidney Russell Greenville, South Carolina 

Stephens, Cynthia Marie Savannah, Georgia 

**Willingham, Jeffrey Darryn Atlanta, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



Electronics Engineering Technology 

!Asad, Behrouz Lorestan, Iran 

Ayoubi, Masoud Tabriz, Iran 

*Ball, Herbert Victor Fitzgerald, Georgia 

Brown, Rodney Savannah, Georgia 

**Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr Savannah, Georgia 

Ferrebee, Thomas, III Savannah, Georgia 

Henley, Rubin Henry Savannah, Georgia 

**!Jen, Kwang-Suz Shanghai, China 

**Owusu Bempah Mensah Poku Kumasi, Ghana 

Ricks, Ranson Joseph Claxton, Georgia 

Tran, Hieu Van Savannah, Georgia 

Walker, Eugene Savannah, Georgia 



Civil Engineering Technology 

Akpu, Godwin Ewah Afikpo-Imo, Nigeria 

Emerson, Bryon T Savannah, Georgia 

*Turner, Michael Statesboro, Georgia 

Shalabi, Haithem Nimer Diab Tulkarm, Jordan 

Tyson, Jessie Savannah, Georgia 

*Young, Toby Atlanta, Georgia 



Child Development and Family Services 

Owens, Vickie Michelle McBride Waynesboro, Georgia 

Environmental Studies 

*Arkwood, Gary Dean Savannah, Georgia 

Dietetics and Institutional Management 

*Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana 

Akonful, Cecilia Elspeth Mensah Tokoradi, Ghana 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



Associate/Computer Technology 

**Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr. Savannah, Georgia 

Dang, Hung, Tien Savannah, Georgia 

!Ray, William Howarth Savannah, Georgia 



DOUBLE MAJORS 

Chemistry and Dietetics and Institutional Management 

*Agyekum, Anthony Ochirikrom, Ghana 

Electronics Engineering Technology and Computer Technology 

**Conner, Harold Ezell, Jr. Savannah, Georgia 



!In Absentia **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 

To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 

Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 

We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 

Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 

Help us know that life, short or long, 

Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

Refrain 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 
Where grassy plains and palms abound, 
Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Three. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 



— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1985 Summer School June 17-August 22 

1985 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 16 

Upperclassmen, September 20 



Manor (Srafcuatea 

June 9, 1985 



Magna Cum Laude 

(3.40 - 3.74) 



Mensah Poku Owusu-Bempah 
Joanne P. Bryant 
Harold E. Conner, Jr. 
Darlene M. English 
Wallace G. Gowens 
Scott G. Idleman 
Susan E. Jackson 



Kwang Suz Jen 
Lester T. Kiene 
Ernest A. Newell 
Vonciel T. Osborne 
Marion B. Thompson 
Hieu V. Tran 
Debra J. Washington 
Jeffrey D. Williams 



Cum Laude 

(3.00 - 3.39) 



Anthony A. Agyekum 
Gary D. Arkwood 
Herbert V. Ball 
Kathleen M. Gallagher 
Lillian D. Grant 
Dorothy A. Holland 
Julia L. Jackson 
Eric B. Jefferson 
Pamela Middleton-Johnson 
Chauncey Q. Jones 
Elgin J. Lane 



Yorquetta J. Murphy 
Michael Pope 
Nicholas L. Porzio 
James E. Sanders 
Debra H. Shambayati 
John M. Smirnoff 
Carolyn W. Thompson 
Mary Deborah Tindor 
Michael Turner 
Roger C. Walker 
Toby Young 



Mensah P. O. Bern pah 
Harold E. Conner, Jr. 
Wallace G. Gowens 
Julia L. Jackson 
Ernest A. Newell 



*ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY 

Vonciel T. Osborne 
Michael Pope 
Marion B. Thompson 
Hieu V. Tran 
Debra J. Washington 
Jeffrey Willingham 



"Graduates wearing gold honor stoles 



Richard A. Bass 
Harold E. Conner, Jr. 
Wallace Guy Gowens 
Sonja Renee Hall 
Julia Lucia Jackson 
Chauncey Q. Jones 
Elgin J. Lane 
Vonciel Toconia Osborne 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 
WHO'S WHO 

Among Students in 
American Universities and Colleges 



Michael Pope 
James Earl Sanders 
Debra Harbeson Shambayati 
Marion Thompson 
Michael Turner 
Roger Craig Walker 
Jeffrey D. Willingham 
Stanley Ferguson 



Akpu Godwin 
Julia L. Jackson 



BETA KAPA CHI SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY 

Kwang S. Jen 
Jeffrey D. Willingham 



DELTA SIGMA PI INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY 

Michele C. Atkinson Jacqueline Jones 

Cathy Farley Dorothy Paulk 

Freeman Jenkins Yolanda Osgood 



USHERS 

NLR.O.T.C. Midshipmen 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 



Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish 
their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and 
universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some 
definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter 
two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shapred with a tassel hanging 
from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, 
the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel 
is correct for all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for 
the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open 
or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. 
The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or 
closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the dogror's gown 
may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow- 
shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only 
the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and 
the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and 
half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn 
for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to 
wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those 
especially prescribed for them by the institution. 

In some collegesr and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar 
to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated 
with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. 
A faculty members wears the color of his alma mater.